If you’ve heard the buzz around this cosmetic dental treatment, you might be asking yourself; ‘What is composite bonding?’ We’ll answer that question in detail in a moment and provide you with all the information you need about composite bonding London using the expertise of one of London’s leading cosmetic dentists, Dr Joe Oliver.

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Composite bonding may also be referred to as composite veneers, and in short, is a cosmetic dental procedure to improve and correct the appearance of the teeth. It’s versatile enough to close gaps, reshape and repair the teeth, all while providing a brighter and whiter smile.

Book a free online consultation for more information about composite bonding in London. Call 020 4579 1355 or email info@joeoliverdentist.co.uk to get in touch with our cosmetic dentistry team. 

Dr Joe Oliver is a 5-star rated cosmetic dentist, equipped with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. In this time, he has placed more than 40,000 veneers and is committed to helping patients achieve their perfect smiles. Composite bonding, also known as composite veneers, are one of his most requested treatments.

What does composite bonding mean?

Composite bonding for the teeth refers to a cosmetic procedure that fixes a malleable resin to the front surface of the teeth. The resin is made from safe and approved plastic and glass particles, which is similar to the material used in dental fillings. 

While the resin is still soft, it is bonded to the surface of the teeth or between gaps and cracks, before being moulded into place to give the appearance of a natural tooth. The resin sets solid and should last for many years.

Why do people choose teeth bonding?

Composite bonding can be used purely to improve the aesthetics of the teeth since it provides a similar result to that of porcelain veneers. It is also versatile in fixing cracks, chips or misaligned teeth and discolouration. 

The composite resin can be chosen in a shade that’s close to the colour of your natural teeth, or for cosmetic smile enhancement it’s possible to choose lighter shades to give the appearance of whiter teeth.

Some of the main reasons people choose to have composite bonding include:

  • To fix, hide or close gaps in the teeth and smile
  • To repair cracked or chipped teeth
  • To reshape misaligned or crooked teeth
  • For improving the appearance of long or short teeth
  • To correct an uneven smile
  • For improving the overall look and whiteness of the teeth and smile

Composite bonding is also considered a much more affordable option to similar dental procedures including porcelain veneers. The results that can be achieved from composite bonding can last up to 8 years with appropriate care.

What does composite bonding involve?

The procedure doesn’t require any preparation to the natural teeth ahead of treatment, as is needed with traditional porcelain veneers. This is good news for the natural teeth since composite bonding should not leave any lasting damage.

This cosmetic dental procedure can be completed in just one single appointment, so it is a quick way to enhance your smile with immediate results. During treatment, a thin layer of composite resin will be placed to the front of the tooth’s surface or between gaps in the teeth. Your dentist will then expertly mould the resin into place to resemble your natural tooth.

It’s also a reversible treatment, so the resin can be removed if you do not like the look or feel of composite veneers. Should the resin become chipped or cracked, it can easily be repaired without the need to remove all of the resin from the tooth’s surface.

How much is composite bonding in London?

The prices for composite bonding and financing options for our cosmetic dental treatments in London are available on the website. Many patients choose composite bonding as a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. 

Composite bonding provides outstanding results and should last between 4 and 8 years with good oral care and hygiene. Patients who have composite bonding treatment should avoid consuming substances which are known to stain the teeth.

About Doctor Joe Oliver

Dr Joe Oliver is a highly revered cosmetic dentist operating from two private practices in London and Manchester city centre. Previous clients include A-list celebrities and sports stars, and you may recognise him as one of the expert medical doctors from Channel 4’s Ten Years Younger. 

Read some of Dr Joe Oliver’s 5 star reviews and do get in touch with our friendly, professional dental team should you need any further information.

Get in touch

Please contact the clinic if you would like to make an appointment for composite bonding in London. Call 020 4579 1355 or email info@joeoliverdentist.co.uk for more information about any of our cosmetic dental treatments.

Dr Joe Oliver
4th floor, 14 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4PP